Small claims forms


National information and online forms concerning Regulation No. 861/2007.


Council Regulation 861/2007 of 11 July 2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure seeks to improve and simplify procedures in civil and commercial matters where the value of a claim does not exceed 5000 €.

The Regulation applies between all Member States of the European Union with the exception of Denmark.

The Small claims procedure operates on the basis of standard forms. It is a written procedure unless an oral hearing is considered necessary by the court.

The Regulation also establishes time limits for the parties and for the court in order to speed up litigation.

The Regulation provides for four standard forms.

For additional information, please go to our page on Small claims.

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Please note that the guide does not reflect changes that apply as from 14 July 2017. It still provides useful information and clarifications, but when reading this you should refer to the amendment of the Regulation (EC) 861/2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure

Practice Guide for the Application of the European Small Claims Procedure PDF (2237 KB) en

You can complete these forms online by clicking one of the links below. If you have already started a form and saved a draft, you can upload it using the "Load draft" button.
As of 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom is no longer an EU Member State. However, under the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law shall apply to and in the United Kingdom during the transition period. The United Kingdom can be selected in forms until the end of the transition period, 31 December 2020.

  • Form A - Claim form
    • in English
  • Form B - Request by the court or tribunal to complete and/or rectify the claim form
    • in English
  • Form C - Answer form
    • in English
  • Form D - Certificate concerning a judgment in the European small claims procedure or a court settlement
    • in English

If you already have a form saved, please use the "Load draft" button.

If you already have a form saved, please use the "Load draft" button.


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Last update : 12/05/2020

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